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Posted 10 March 2016 - 04:18 PM

Very nice Pablo.

 

I didn't show the width of my chassis. I didn't want to cause any "weeping and gnashing of teeth" amongst the hard core racers. In order to fit the curved in sides of the vintage Russkit Lola body, the chassis width is 2.875" :shok: :shok: :shok: :laugh2:  Not only that, but I also hid a small piece of piano wire to act as a spring on the outriggers. The curved body sides caused the outriggers to pivot upwards without some slight spring tension to hold them down. 


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 04:58 PM

I know exactly what you mean, Rick. (in aviation they would call this an "uncommanded pan tilt event"  :laugh2:  

Curved body sides are a PITA; that's one of the reasons I chose the O/S Lotus 40.

 

Speaking of tilt, 3/32 is way more than I want.

Small pieces of .032 brass rod soldered onto the middle main rail make my tilt about .047.

Notice they are positioned to stop the tubes at a 90 degree angle, which dictates they be located slightly inboard and downward off the tops of the rails

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Good thing I'm almost done with the chassis, 'cuz it needs cleaning BAD :heat:


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 06:25 PM

A rough cleanup, then into the tumbler for the night

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 10:06 AM

Out of the tumbler.....

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 10:39 AM

 Verrry nice!

 

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 11:03 AM

Thanks, Don :)

The parts that look tarnished are just camera shadows.

I forgot one small detail:

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:02 PM

Rear bushing alignment check - still perfect

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Pin tube ends enlarged for easier pin entry (Mike Steube trick :) )

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I'm not sure where I got these intake stacks - they look like pop rivets - and should work nice.

They needed to have the heads reduced with my poor man's lathe to fit in the nest.

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A test fit with a junk body before I start drilling holes in the painted Lotus 40:

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:33 PM

Great job Pablo! Looks to be your best build yet :D :good:

Can't wait to see it all buttoned up and the track test.

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 02:27 PM

You fooled me at first with that blue body. :crazy:  Then I read it's reason. :dance3:  To keep the left/right sides balanced, shouldn't you add a similar size strip to the left as your name tag on the right? :laugh2:

 

My dad had a flaring tool he used with copper tubing & gas fittings. If I ever knew what happened to it, I bet it would work great on aluminum too.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 02:45 PM

Me too ! Thanks Paul :D  It's coming along...

Several things happening in this photo:

-Marklin Train wires will self-center the flag in a vintage car if routed carefully, like these.

-Cobra flag shaft wasn't tall enough for this chassis, so I switched to a Gold Cup. The 7/32 tube is sleeved with a piece of .005 3/16 steel tubing.

-I finally found a use for those Parma flag spacers that don't fit. Too bad I discarded most of them :dash2: (not visible). They fit Gold Cups perfectly.

-Red Valantine will get a kick out of the width check, 3.000

-Inserts will be at the perfect depth thanks to my axle pre-planning

 

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 02:47 PM

Bill, the name tag is 15 thou brass, it weighs nothing. If it ruins the handling I'll let you know :roflmao:


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 03:19 PM

Must be a true virgin Weldun crown, it still has a chunk of flash on it !! :dance3:

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 04:06 PM

Looking good Pablo! Glad to see you double checking the width. Just don't ever let Bud do that for you. BWAH-HA-HA!!!


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 04:51 PM

Red, nothing leaves The Wolcott Ranch until it's been triple checked :D


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 05:13 PM

Passes the drivetrain test with flying colors :dance3: 

Clears .063 front to rear, level. A pair of Slick 7 steel spacers on both front and rear axles.

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Looks like I nailed the flag tube height/flag spacer (single 10 thou)/front wheel relationship perfectly, no adjustment needed

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Ready for the body

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:04 PM

Simply gorgeous Pablo

 

Can I suggest a clear "Display body" to show off the scratch built beauty underneath? 


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:02 PM

Beautiful job Pablo. I love it. 


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:11 PM

Thanks Howie :dance3:  The Lotus 40 body is almost ready, I hope you'll like it, too


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 08:17 PM

Body is done, mounted and trimmed. Not intended to be a masterpiece by any means.

The Noose painted interior is probably worth more than the body, but I think it turned out OK.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 09:38 PM

Pablo, the body looks fine. Are those numbers & meatballs some of what Tom Andersen used to sell?


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 07:10 AM

Thanks, Bill.  Who knows where all those decals in my "Vintage Drawers of Horrors" came from ? :shok:

Remind me next time I apply decals in difficult surfaces like that to buy some Micro Set/Micro Sol.

They crinkled up a little. And someone with a steadier hand than me will have to do the Sharpie details :laugh2:

 

The task for today is shortening the top of the flag tube without disturbing anything with acid and solder.

It hits the body and needs about 50 thou removed. I already shortened the screw but it needs more than that alone.

Calling Capt. Rick, I need a refresher on how to use this special tube cutting gizmo.....

Bill, do you recall where that post is where he cuts tubes after they are already soldered to the bracket ?


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:24 AM

Sorry, I don't recall seeing that particular post of Rick's. Was he using something other than a K&S style tube cutter?


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:36 AM

I found it, thanks. Rick's post in "Toys for Retirement, 24 October 2015.

It's a "reverse spot facing tool". Car goes into a quart Ziplock bag and gets ready for minor surgery

This will be a piece of cake......once the drill battery charges up :D

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:25 AM

Hi Pablo,

 

That is exactly what the Gizmo is for...........email sent.


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:27 AM

Yup, I knew it would save me some day :)

 

A close up of the awesome Noose interior, it fit this body like a glove and sure fits the paint scheme :good: :dance3:

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:40 AM

That gizmo looks like a case trimmer for hand loading ammunition. 


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:53 AM

Same principle Eddie :)


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 12:54 PM

I found a stash of Parma flag spacers that didn't get thrown in the round file :dance3:

Country dwellers say you'll find a use for anything and everything within 7 years. I beat that by 6 1/2 years  :)

Parma needs to re-label them as "Gold Cup flag spacers" - they are a perfect fit for the sleeve

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Problem fixed, the dc-65x gizmo saved the day

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Note to self, using a 3/4 GL on this body requires a tube of <.220. Water under the bridge.

Now, where did I put that doggone spoiler material ? :D


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 02:35 PM

Koford pins bent and sharpened; pin holes bulletproofed

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7 thou spoiler

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:09 PM

Very nice :good:


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 04:07 PM

Thanks, Red :)  It's done, ready for testing.

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(note-the braid is just for testing)

 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:24 PM

Body came out great Pablo :good: Goes nicely with the Noose interior and makes for a superbly finished car :D

That Lotus sure is sitting "just right"!

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:25 PM

Joe Reid of SRP in  NC sold a gizmo similar to this for facing gears, wheel hubs, & bushings. It might have fit on 1/8 axles & guide posts, but I doubt it was bored to fit anything with a 3/16" diameter. I'll have to reread Rick's thread to see if I can gather more info on the "gizmo."

 

Your's is called a "reverse spotfacer." :)


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:29 AM

That is a real beauty Pablo.  It looks fast just sitting there!

 

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:40 AM

A+

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 06:43 AM

Outstanding!


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:00 AM

Killer Machine! 


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 11:11 AM

Thanks everybody !! :D I give all the credit to Capt. Rick; all I had to do was follow his lead :good:

Track test and tune possibly later this week, then she goes up for sale.


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 11:33 AM

Red, how about the Lotus as a race prize instead of a box of pancake mix? :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 03:57 PM

Sold. 5% goes to Slotblog, and my job here is done  :dance3: 


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 07:29 PM

To late Bill. Should have spoke up sooner. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:51 PM

Sold. 5% goes to Slotblog, and my job here is done  :dance3: 


Wow, that's fast ! Not surprising though as its one sweet ride :good:

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:41 PM

Thanks Paul :)

Track test completed today at World Champion Greg Gilbert's track "The Nightmare".

Right out of the box it was perfect, no adjustments needed. I drove it, then handed it over to Greg.

It handles beautifully, no bad habits, drifts real sweet. Power is perfect for the car and it runs dead cool.

Greg loved driving it. He started out slow then pushed it harder and harder.

Check out the wide grin in the last pic:

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 07:30 PM

Just something about that feeling when the car is perfect and you can just push & push :D

Love the look of Greg's track :good:

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:04 PM

Yup. Paul, I wish you could have been there as another witness and tester :dance3:

Howie probably needed that extra drop arm lead for the track he raced on, but I don't feel the car needs it.

So no lead was added. The drop arm is plenty heavy enough "as-is" in my opinion.


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 10:24 PM

Yup. Paul, I wish you could have been there as another witness and tester :dance3:

Howie probably needed that extra drop arm lead for the track he raced on, but I don't feel the car needs it.

So no lead was added. The drop arm is plenty heavy enough "as-is" in my opinion.

The American Red i ran the original car on in Atlanta had the bumps in the straight to launch cars. The lead was helpful with that. It sounds like that thing is really working. That is so cool. 


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 06:20 AM

And that track probably had too much power on top of it to make the humps even worse.
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Posted 19 March 2016 - 06:29 AM

The few times we overcooked turns, she would just drift too far. Very planted in the slot.


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Posted 19 March 2016 - 07:08 AM

That was a killer chassis design, built many back then for customers. This was the last good inline design before the angle winders changed the playing field.

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 01:09 PM

The American Red i ran the original car on in Atlanta had the bumps in the straight to launch cars. The lead was helpful with that. It sounds like that thing is really working. That is so cool.


Be thankful the bumps in the straight weren't as severe as these on a track in the UK :shok:

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